Pakistan showcases its revised NDC strategy to combat climate change: Malik

Written by The Frontier Post

Muhammad Asad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has showcased its revised National Determined Contributions (NDC) to combat climate change during the years to come. The policy has been approved by the Prime Minister Imran Khan during the recent meeting of National Climate Change Council. It was shared by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam during a media briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.
Malik Amin Aslam told the media that his team has culminated the NDC which outlined a plan to reduce greenhouse gasses emission by 15 percent out of total 50 percent target set by 2030.
According to Malik, Pakistan is working on a wide range of measures to achieve its target including ten billion tree Tsunami Plantation, introduction of electric vehicle policy, clean green Pakistan movement, and several other measures in the fields of hydel, clean, and renewable energy etc.
Amin Aslam told the media that government proposes US $ 100 billion to achieve the target of 15 percent reduction in greenhouse gasses emission through provision of conditional financial resources by the year 2030.
Malik Aslam claimed that World bank regional Director for Sustainable development has apricated the Pakistan’s document and termed it the first of its kind throughout the world.
He said that rest of the countries of the world have submitted their NDCs target for the years 2050-2060, whereas Pakistan aims at accomplishing same target by 2030.
According to Aslam, the government has also adopted revised climate change policy and first national wildlife policy to preserve the wildlife across the countries.
He said Pakistan has abundance of precious wildlife species in its 12 ecological zones which had not been given due care in the past.
He vowed to protect the lives of precious animal, birds, and others through implementation of the newly drafted documents in all federating units of the country.
According to him, the policy suggests preservation of habitats through community engagement, ownership, protection of reserves and measures for implementation of the policy in true letter and spirit.
Malik claimed that the PTI led government’s endeavors to combat climate change has been acknowledged widely through out the world and several countries including UAE, Denmark, Germany, and others want to partner Pakistan to fight climate change.
While responding to a media query, Aslam said that Crown Prime of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al-Saud has apricated Pakistan’s ten billion tree plantation project and initiated his own vision of 50 billion tree plantation in the kingdom, which is a replication of Pakistan’s strategy.
According to him, Saudi Arabia has invited Prime Minister Imran Khan to address the inauguration ceremony of Climate change leaders’ summit on 25 October this year and an memorandum of understanding will also be signed between the two nations at this occasion.

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